Recursive Descent

9th-level enchantment (wizard)

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 30 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Instantaneous

Choose one creature within range. It must succeed on an Intelligence saving throw or be immediately stuck in a millisecond long recursive memory loop.

Creatures with an Intelligence score greater than 24 or immunity to psychic damage are immune to this spell.

A target affected by this spell is incapacitated, can’t move or speak, and is unaware of its surroundings. It drops whatever it’s holding, and it automatically fails Strength and Dexterity saving throws. Attack rolls against the target have advantage, and any attack that hits it is a critical hit if the attacker is within 5 feet. In addition, the target cannot be charmed, frightened, or take psychic damage thanks to the mental stasis caused by this powerful curse.

Casting greater restoration on an affected target releases it from this spell’s effect for 24 hours, at which point the curse resumes (no additional saving throw).

You can use a bonus action to release the target, but otherwise without the intervention of a deity or similarly powerful entity this effect can only be ended through the use of a wish spell, dispel magic (with an ability check made with disadvantage if cast using a spell slot of 8th level or lower), or by the affected creature’s death.

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